maranatha, purposefully dim, Day 9


My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic in his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. Is 53.2

I find it an interesting contrast to compare Jesus in this prophecy with someone like Moses in Exodus 34. Moses only spent 40 days in the presence of the Lord (an incredible experience only paled by the fact that Jesus was God Himself), and every single person could tell that there was something different about him. But when God, the source of Moses’ different, comes as a man… nothing. No shiny-ness, no special stature, no majestic manner. I don’t have any special conclusion today; instead, I’m going to ponder why Jesus would “not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, [making] himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant… and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself…” (Phil 2.6-8)


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